Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Low Carbon Leighton Linslade present...'what is the practical reality now?'

Thursday 6th July from 7.45pm at All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard.

Hear from the experts how we can solve the housing crisis with easy build zero bills houses, solve parking problems and provide power for electric cars, and create out own local energy 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Quiz night makes Transition MK over £400

On a very hot Saturday evening around 50 people came together in Simpson Village Hall to support a quiz night for Transition MK. The evening raised over £400 towards the work of TMK which will allow us to continue to run events and activities which promote green living. Thanks to everyone who supported and in particular to quiz mistress Pat for a fantastic evening!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Westbury community permaculture gardening project - volunteer meeting

Come along to the Westbury community permaculture gardening project volunteer meeting on 22nd June to find out more!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Transition MK quiz night - this Saturday!

Transition MK are hosting a quiz night this Saturday (17th June). The event starts at 7pm at Simpson village hall. £10 per person, which includes quiz entry and supper.

Proceeds go to Transition MK. Guaranteed to be a fun evening! To book or for more details contact Pat Hodges missquiz@sky.com or call 01908 644785

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Celebration of Citizen Innovation & Launch of Crowdfunding

Kick of the Volunteers’ Week with a celebration of citizen-innovation projects in Milton Keynes!

We are delighted to invite all community members in Milton Keynes (and around) to a free celebratory event, which will take place on the first day of the national Volunteers’ Week!

When? Thursday 1st of June: 5.30-7pm

Where? The Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill Communities, Japonica Lane, MK15 9JY.

What? The event will be dedicated to celebrating the amazing work of local volunteers and groups in Milton Keynes who have run their citizen-innovation projects as part of the Our MK website, which is powered by the MK:Smart project. Those volunteers and their projects have been making a real difference to various communities across Milton Keynes!

Franzi Florack, Owner of the first Our project supported by Our MK – ‘Food Passport’ – just one of the amazing Our MK Volunteers!

Click here to watch a short video our the Our MK initiative.

We are also delighted to announce that at the event we will be launching a new exciting feature on the Our MK website – CROWDFUNDING! You will not only be able to find out more about this new opportunity for local communities to get involved with and raise funds and reach out for support through. You will also have a chance to pledge your support to a few Milton Keynes based projects that will be launching their own crowdfunding campaigns on the day! More information about this will follow soon, so please tune in and follow this blog and the #OurMK hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.

Please join us at the event to:
  • Speak to previous citizen innovation projects and find out how their initiatives have improved their communities in Milton Keynes
  • Learn more about the new crowdfunding tool on Our MK and how you take advantage of it!
  • Explore how to fund your next great idea through Our MK to improve your community
  • Network with lots of interesting local people full of passion for making Milton Keynes a smart and sustainable place to live!

Please join us to celebrate the passion for citizen innovation in Milton Keynes and the amazing work of local volunteers!

The Chrysalis Theatre is an amazing local venue and we are delighted to celebrate the project there! Yummy and locally – sourced refreshments will be provided!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

MK Soup - 19th May

MK Soup is this Friday (19th May) at 7pm at Foundation House, wolverton.

MK Soup is a social enterprise which supports social enterprises- with soup!  MK Soup is organised by the MK Food Revolution and the MK Christian Foundation. On the night of MK Soup you buy a £5 ticket for a bowl of soup and in return, you get to listen to four people pitch their community ideas. At the end of the night, the crowd votes for its favourite idea and the winner takes the profit of the night. Two months later, the group then hears back about what has been achieved with the money. 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Garden and Shop tour at Forest and Folk, followed by talk on DIY home remedies - 4 places on offer!

You are invited to an early evening garden and shop tour at Forest and Folk with a talk on 5 herbal home remedies that you can make yourself. 

Forest and Folk, based at Milton Keynes Arts Centre is an evolving exploration into a life lived closer to plants in the heart of the city. A walled garden, studio space and bulk, refill shop for organic wholefoods and plastic free living, it is an example of Transition in action. 

Come along for a tour of the garden, the shop and short talk on some simple home remedies you can make yourself on Thursday 11th May at 6pm - 8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

£5 per ticket to be paid on the evening. 

Booking is essential as the tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 people. (please note; if you do not book, we can not guarantee you a space at the event and you may be turned away). Please book via hmillscontact@gmail.com